Gospel Reflection for September 12, 2021 – 24th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Isaiah 50.5-9 James 2.14-18 Mark 8.27-35ho do you say that I am? Jesus asked his disciples, “Who do you say that I am?” Peter replied, “You are the Messiah.” Then Jesus sternly ordered his disciples not to tell anyone about him. He began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, be rejectedContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for September 12, 2021 – 24th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for September 5, 2021 – 23rd Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Isaiah 35.4-7; James 2.1-5; Mark 7.31-37 In the region of Decapolis people brought to Jesus a man who was deaf and who had an impediment in his speech. They begged him to lay his hand on him. Jesus took the man aside in private away from the crowd and put his fingers into his ears. He spat and touchedContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for September 5, 2021 – 23rd Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for August 29, 2021 – 22nd Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Deuteronomy 4.1-2, 6-8; James 1.17-18, 21-22,27; Mark 7.1-8,14-15, 21-23 Jesus called the crowd to him. “Listen to me, all of you, and understand. Nothing that enters into a person from outside can make a person impure; it is the things that come out that defile. It is from within, from the human heart, that evilContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for August 29, 2021 – 22nd Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for August 22, 2021 – 21st Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Joshua 23.1-2, 15-17, 18; Ephesians 5.21-32; John 6.60-69 Many of Jesus’ disciples turned back and no longer went about with him. Jesus then said to the Twelve, “Do you also want to leave?” But Simon Peter said, “Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and areContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for August 22, 2021 – 21st Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for August 15, 2021 – Feast of the Assumption

Sunday Readings: Revelation 11.19a,12.1-6;, 10 1 Corinthians 15.20-26; Luke 1.39-56 “My being magnifies the greatness of God. My spirit finds joy in God, my Savior. For God has looked upon me in my lowliness, on me, God’s servant. Now all ages shall call me blessed. For the Mighty One has done great things for me. HolyContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for August 15, 2021 – Feast of the Assumption”

August 8, 2021 – 19th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: 1 Kings 19.4-8; Ephesians 4.30-5.2; John 6.41-51 “Very truly, I tell you whoever believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness and died. This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread thatContinue reading “August 8, 2021 – 19th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for August 1, 2021 – 18th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Exodus 16.2-4,12-15; Ephesians 4.17,20-24; John 6.24-35 “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” – John 6.35 The crowds that Jesus fed last week want another sign if they are to believe Jesus is from God. They fail to see that Jesus’ teaching, healing,Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for August 1, 2021 – 18th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for July 25, 2021 – 17th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: 2 Kings 4.42-44; Ephesians 4.1-6; John 6.1-15 “The people sat down, about five thousand in all. Then Jesus took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated; so also the fish, as much as they wanted. When they were satisfied, Jesus told his disciples, ‘Gather up the fragments leftContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for July 25, 2021 – 17th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for July 18, 2021 – 16th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Jeremiah 23.1-6; Ephesians 2.13-18; Mark 6.30-14 “As he went ashore Jesus saw a great crowd.  He had compassion for them because they were like sheep without a shepherd.  He began to teach them many things.” – Mark 6.34 The lectionary organizes our Sunday hearing of the gospels in short snippets. In this Sunday’s snippet the twelve return from aContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for July 18, 2021 – 16th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for July 11, 2021 – 15th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Amos 7.12-15; Ephesians 1.2-14; Mark 6.7-13 Jesus called the twelve, began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits . . . So they went out and proclaimed that all should repent. They cast out many demons and anointed with oil many who were sick andContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for July 11, 2021 – 15th Sunday Ordinary Time”